July 23, 2007
Sometimes the best things are worth waiting for. Lawrence's Cavaliers have certainly delivered on that premise with a full-bodied debut record dubbed "Except for the Birds." Led by former Getaway Driver frontman Stephen Wolfe, the band has developed from a solo project into a fire-breathing local music gryphon featuring drummer Ryan Pope (formerly of The Get Up Kids), bassist Nate Harold (formerly of Kelpie), guitarist Ricky Salthouse (The Only Children) and keyboardist Ehren Starks (The Roseline). "Birds" presents 10 tuneful pop songs with folk overtones showcasing rich arrangements and sharp production via Black Lodge Studios and producer Nick Day. Old high-school chums Wolfe and Harold dropped by with an advance copy of the record to discuss its actualization and the bright future of the Lawrence Cavaliers (Lebron who?).